Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Passat Saloon (3C2) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear suspension arm / rear control arm on VW PASSAT B6 (3C5) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: rear suspension lower control arm – VW Passat B6 3C Variant. List of the tools you'll need:
Replacement: rear suspension lower control arm – VW Passat B6 3C Variant. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 18
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Control Arm for Passat Variant (3C5) and other VW models
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Track Control Arm
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VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI
Replacement: rear suspension lower control arm – Passat 3C5. AUTODOC recommends:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right lower control arms.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: rear suspension lower control arm – VW Passat Variant B6. Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. How to change Control Arm on Passat 3C 2005 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. How to replace VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 2006 Control Arm - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 2
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Passat 3C 2.0 TDI 16V 2007 Control Arm replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 3
    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Changing Control Arm on VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 FSI 2008 by yourself
    Step 4
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Passat B6 3C Variant
  5. How to remove VW PASSAT 2.0 TDI 4motion 2009 Control Arm - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 5
    Remove the wheel.
  6. How to replace Control Arm on VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2010: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 6
    Clean all joints of the arm.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  7. How hard is it to do yourself: Control Arm replacement on Passat 3C 1.4 TSI EcoFuel 2005 - download illustrated guide
    Step 7
    Make a mark on the camber adjustment bolt.
  8. Need to know how to renew Control Arm on VW PASSAT ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 8
    Unscrew the arm fastening to the beam.Use a combination spanner #18.Use a drive socket #18.Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Changing of Control Arm on Passat 3C 2007 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 9
    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  10. VW PASSAT 2.0 TDI Control Arm replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 10
    Loosen the fastener that connects the control arm to the rear knuckle. Use a combination spanner #18.Use a drive socket #18.Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Replacing Control Arm on Passat 3C 2009 2.0 TDI by yourself
    Step 11
    Remove the fastening bolt. Use a crowbar.
  12. Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 4motion 2010 Control Arm DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 12
    Remove the support from under the arm.
    Replacement: rear suspension lower control arm – VW Passat 3C5. Tip:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
  13. How to change Control Arm on VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2005 - tips and tricks
    Step 13
    Remove the spring.
  14. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Passat 3C 2006 2.0 TDI 4motion Control Arm
    Step 14
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the control arm to the rear knuckle. Use a combination spanner #18.Use a drive socket #18.Use a ratchet wrench.
  15. DIY replacement of Control Arm on VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.9 TDI 2007 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 15
    Remove the fastening bolt.
  16. How to change Control Arm on Passat 3C 2005 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 16
    Remove the arm.
    Step 17
    Clean the mounting seats and the thread of the suspension arm. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  17. How to replace VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 2006 Control Arm - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 18
    Install a new arm.
    Replacement: rear suspension lower control arm – Passat B6 3C Variant. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts.
  18. Passat 3C 2.0 TDI 16V 2007 Control Arm replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 19
    Install the fastening bolt.
  19. Changing Control Arm on VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 FSI 2008 by yourself
    Step 20
    Clean the coil spring mounting seats.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  20. How to remove VW PASSAT 2.0 TDI 4motion 2009 Control Arm - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 21
    Install the coil spring together with the rubber mounts into the mounting seats.
  21. How to replace Control Arm on VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2010: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 22
    Support the arm. Use a crowbar. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Control Arm replacement on Passat 3C 1.4 TSI EcoFuel 2005 - download illustrated guide
    Step 23
    Install the fastening bolt.
  23. Need to know how to renew Control Arm on VW PASSAT ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 24
    Screw in the fastener connecting the control arm to the rear subframe. Use a combination spanner #18.Use a drive socket #18.Use a ratchet wrench.
    Replacement: rear suspension lower control arm – VW Passat Variant B6. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Adjust the position of the alignment bolt according to the mark.
  24. Changing of Control Arm on Passat 3C 2007 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 25
    Remove the support from under the arm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: rear suspension lower control arm – Passat 3C5. Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.
  25. VW PASSAT 2.0 TDI Control Arm replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 26
    Support the stub axle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  26. Replacing Control Arm on Passat 3C 2009 2.0 TDI by yourself
    Step 27
    Tighten the arm fastening to the beam.Use a combination spanner #18.Use a drive socket #18.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 95 Nm torque.
  27. Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 4motion 2010 Control Arm DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 28
    Tighten the fasteners connecting the control arm to the rear knuckle.Use a combination spanner #18.Use a drive socket #18.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 90 Nm torque.
  28. How to change Control Arm on VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2005 - tips and tricks
    Step 29
    Remove the support from under the stub axle.
    Replacement: rear suspension lower control arm – VW Passat B6 3C Variant. Professionals recommend:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
  29. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Passat 3C 2006 2.0 TDI 4motion Control Arm
    Step 30
    Treat all joints of the arm.Use copper grease.
  30. DIY replacement of Control Arm on VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.9 TDI 2007 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 31
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
  31. How to change Control Arm on Passat 3C 2005 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 32
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: rear suspension lower control arm – Passat 3C5. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  32. How to replace VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 2006 Control Arm - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 33
    Install the wheel.
    Replacement: rear suspension lower control arm – VW Passat 3C B6 Variant. Tip from AUTODOC:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
  33. Passat 3C 2.0 TDI 16V 2007 Control Arm replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 34
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  34. Changing Control Arm on VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 FSI 2008 by yourself
    Step 35
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 nm torque.
  35. How to remove VW PASSAT 2.0 TDI 4motion 2009 Control Arm - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 36
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
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